2005 German National Election: Unexpected Results — Surprising Numbers: CDU-CSU Much Lower - FDP Much Higher Than Expected — Here are the initial preliminary results from today's election as reported in the German media. These results can still fluctuate, they are not final and official:
Germany's Schroeder Refuses to Concede — BERLIN - Exit polls showed conservative challenger Angela Merkel's party leading in German parliamentary elections Sunday but falling short of the majority she needed to form a center-right coalition as the nation's first female chancellor.
No clear winner after German vote — Early projections show a tight finish to Germany's election, with both main parties claiming victory. — Challenger Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) won only the slimmest of leads, early results suggest. — Some predictions give the CDU …
The Latest News on Germany's Parliamentary Elections — SPIEGEL ONLINE is reporting live throughout the evening on the latest developments in Germany's chancellor race. Check back here for up-to-the-minute developments until the election has been called. — (11:27 p.m.) According to forecasts by broadcasters ARD:
Give Us The Memos — Certain memos that could very well play an instrumental part in the confirmation process of John Robert's are being concealed from the public. But we are not talking about the Solicitor General's memos that are protected under a attorney-client type protection.
The Case For a 'No' Vote on Roberts — "Where are you?" — That was the question Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) almost plaintively posed to Judge John Roberts as the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearings neared their conclusion. It is the right question.
New Orleans Mayor Defends Return Plan — NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mayor Ray Nagin defended his plan to return up to 180,000 people to the city within a week and a half despite concerns about the short supply of drinking water and heavily polluted floodwaters. — Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad Allen …
Young and female - a brave new face of Afghan politics — Declan Walsh in Kabul — Among the stony-faced mugshots on posters plastered across election-crazed Kabul, one stands out. At first glance it looks like an ad for a Bollywood blockbuster: a close-up of a pretty young woman …
Iran's President Does What U.S. Diplomacy Could Not — U.N. Speech Raises Doubts About Nuclear Program — NEW YORK, Sept. 18 — Five weeks ago, Iran's new president bought his country some time. Facing mounting criticism after walking away from negotiations with Europe and restarting part …
SO THE EARLIER PORK POST — in which various bloggers posted and emailed about pork in their states — looked kind of promising, and N.Z. Bear and I got together to figure out a way to take it up a notch. — How are we going to mobilize the blogosphere in support of cuts in wasteful spending to support Katrina relief?
Darwin Goes to Church — Most adult Sunday school classes don't raise eyebrows, but my church is planning to hold one that's sure to. It's called "Evolution for Christians," and it will be taught this winter by David Bush, a member of the church I lead, Fairfax Presbyterian.
Leaders Who Won't Choose — In Washington, it's business as usual in the face of a national catastrophe. — Newsweek — Sept. 26, 2005 issue - Adversity builds character," goes the old adage. Except that in America today we seem to be following the opposite principle.
Obeying Orders — IN THIS COUNTRY it is not a crime for a journalist to complain — even to complain loudly — about the government's attempts to manipulate the media. But it is a crime in China, as Shi Tao, a journalist in Hunan, recently discovered. At a meeting in April 2004 …
Transcript for September 18 — MR. TIM RUSSERT: Our issues this Sunday: former President Bill Clinton convenes leaders from around the world to discuss poverty, religion, the environment, and more. Speakers include King Abdullah of Jordan, British Prime Minister Tony Blair …
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